Celebrating Culture and diversity of Africa.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) now African Union on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated on various African countries, as well as around the world.
The Organization of African Unity was formed in Addis Ababa with representatives of 32 independent African nations hosted by Emperor Haile Selassie. The aim of the Organization was to encourage the decolonisation of Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia.
In 2002, the OAU was replaced by the African Union. The African Liberation Day and African Freedom Day was replaced as Africa Day which continue to be celebrated on 25 May in respect to the formation of Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
Global Pan Africanism Network will celebrate Africa day by holding a virtual Pan African Conference which will be broadcasted live via United States of Africa page as from 12 GMT, under the theme: Africa United Beyond Borders.
Former AU Ambassador to the United States H.E Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao will be the keynote speaker on day one of the Africa Day conference.
The Conference seeks to reunite all people of African descent, unify Africa under the ideals of Pan Africanism.